Friday, May 31, 2013
This is my last piece for Latitude. I need more time to concentrate on my coursework, so that's why I decided to leave this group. If I commit to something I want to give it 100%, and with having too many commitments, I just cannot do that. I wish you all lots of fun and success and will certainly be following the group and the blogs of individual members and of course you're welcome to visit my blog as well.
I always work on a work-surface, covered with a piece of white fabric, usually a cheap cotton. Over time this 'drop-cloth' gets covered in stains and marks and when it's getting a little too full, I change it for a new one. It's always a joy to start with a fresh-looking work-surface, but it never stays like that for very long! :-)
I always keep the used 'drop cloths', as they tend to end up looking very interesting and I can still find some use for them.
I'd thought of several ways of interpreting 'leaving your mark', but couldn't decide on one. At one point I was going through my fabric stash and came across one of my drop-cloths. I cut out a section, which had a print of one of my Rembrandt thermofax screens on it, left there after I printed on organza, in which case you get two prints for the price of one.
I've been working with my 'Rembrandt theme' for a while now. When making my fabric Rembrandt portraits, it was so fascinating that, even though he died four centuries ago, he still seems very much alive when studying his self-portrait so thoroughly. He sure left his mark!
So I thought the combination of using my drop cloth, on which I've left my mark and the print of one of Rembrandt's portraits on it, would be a very good interpretation of the theme 'leaving your mark' and this is the result.